Anime Underground The Top Horror Anime of All Time  

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There are plenty of scary movies and horror films for film lovers to choose from, but what about anime fans? Don't worry, there's lots of dark anime and good horror anime for fans to enjoy! This list of horror anime has been ranked from best to worst by fans of the genre. When it comes to scary and zombie anime, if you want only the best, this list of top horror anime will help you find it! Don't forget about our list of the best horror manga too if you're a reader or the goriest anime if you like blood and guts.

This list contains the first episode of each dark animes series listed, so you can watch horror anime online right here at Ranker. If you're not a fan of anime, you might think it's all about school girls and giant robots. However, the top ten+ shows below can be downright terrifying, as they're some of the scariest anime of all time. Some are psychological horror like Paranoia Agent, while others involve zombies and creatures, like High School of The Dead.

Either way these animated shows are all guaranteed to creep you out, make you scared, and make you want to lock your door. We also have lists for things like the best vampire anime and the best gore anime, so check those out as well!

If you enjoy horror anime check out the best Blood+ quotes and the best Serial Experiments Lain quotes.

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12,706 2,631
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,338 1,340
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,499 1,902
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,349 1,464
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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6,931 2,211
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,525 1,051
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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3,932 1,291
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,042 1,006
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,535 1,460
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,477 1,205
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,007 2,501
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,701 1,833
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,913 748
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,938 1,159
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,086 622
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,610 531
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,764 538
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,742 656
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,085 472
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,548 518
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,160 515
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,074 441
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,086 508
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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669 326
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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827 352
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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682 84
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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558 173
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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662 307
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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584 293
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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740 244
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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551 371
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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670 345
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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325 240
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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592 305
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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646 156
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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302 178
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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390 242
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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352 262
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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372 155
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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519 365
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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889 358
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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388 110
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 201
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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675 388
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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590 430
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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585 398
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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375 118
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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264 170
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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262 225
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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261 287
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time